PEACE: Jane Addams 1931 - Cedarville, IL
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N 42° 22.528 W 089° 37.973
16T E 283230 N 4694823
Quick Description: Jane Addams, was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2007 5:13:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM22ZA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, IL in 1860. She was a major player in the areas of labor reform, women’s suffrage, and reform for the African-American.

Before the turn of the century, Jane Addams was working with laborers to get legislation to alter immigrant exploitation, child labor, working hours, and industrial safety. She worked for women’s suffrage in Chicago and became the first vice-president of the National American Suffrage Association in 1911. She was founder of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
She was elected first president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, a position that she held until her death.

Many of the things that she had fought for became reality under President Franklin Roosevelt during the depression in the 1930’s. In 1931, Jane Addams was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams died in 1935. She was buried in her hometown of Cedarville.

Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1931

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